9.23.2010

you stopped running months ago

Ahh, it's been way too long. So much has happened in the last week, it's hard to find a place to start. To make a long story short - I discovered schooling in Environmental Design was not for me at all. Or a career. True, I love design and architecture, but various things make me not want a career in it. Sometimes I think perhaps my creative side should be more of a hobby, because it makes me happier when it is. I still thoroughly enjoy regular academic classes, so I have returned to those for now (got in just before the registration revision was over, thank goodness...). I'm not sure what direction I'm going in, but that's what I find interesting...When I was in EVDS, I had a path, but was completely miserable. I'm not sure what I expected, but in a few short days, it seems my life took a 180. Now I have no direction but I feel way better about myself. I guess anything is possible in life...I'll try to take it day by day, but I tend to rush and try to plan everything (which explains why I rushed into a program that I wasn't 100 percent passionate about).

Also, to reiterate slightly...I do love architecture/interior design and such. I don't like dissecting it. That super deep, atsy type of thinking just isn't for me. I can manage it decently, but always feel ridiculous while doing so. I'm taking a career aptitude test on the 29th of September and 6th of October, and I'm curious to know the results... I have a general interest for several topics, and I'm just not sure which direction to take.

Enough rambling...
 My friend got some awesome jewelry from Etsy, and I was so jealous of it I might just have to order some for myself...

& In the spirit of those...
New trailer!

 
XO.

17 comments:

  1. i understand where you're coming from! I majored in interior design initially loving it, but walked away burnt out, and completely uninspired. I still really enjoy it, but i'm trying to figure out how (if i even should in the first place) to incorporate it in a career while not still maintaining some level of sanity.

    good luck!

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  2. OH MY GOSH I LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL OF THOSE. But actually, I know what you mean, I have a passion for architecture, interior design, music, photography everything you can imagine, but what really suits me... who knows? I'm planning on taking one of those career aptitude tests as well :)

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  3. Love the HP-inspired jewelry pieces so much! I've been yearning for a time-turner necklace myself for quite some time now.
    I too have recently gone from career-focused to relatively undecided. There's a strange mix of worry, panic, relief, and happiness that goes along with it but I think it's really important to try out different things when you're young and really figure out what you want to do and what you're capable of doing for a career. Anyways, I wish you luck in making your choices!

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  4. I have to admit, going into my major was something that was scary for me, and something that I'm afraid to admit I'm still uncertain about sometimes. But I hate how it can be a scary thing, declaring your major, because it's almost like you're sealing the deal forever. It's even scarier if you want to change-- but I can imagine it's liberating for you. I hope your life took a 180 in terms of happiness, otherwise a 360 would bring you back right where you started. :)

    Also, all this HP love... LOVING IT. I really want that Snitch necklace too, it's epic!

    Toast with Charmalade

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  5. Haha, that's right - a 180, not a 360.

    @ Reticella
    I'd be interested in knowing what type of jobs are available to you now that you've finished your schooling? I could never really get a clear answer from guest speakers...

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  6. oh my god, i'm so jealous!!!
    soooo amazing necklaces ;)
    and omg this trailer is so damn epic.

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  7. A little off topic but, I wanted to send you an email about an interview, but couldn't find your e-mail adress. is it possible for you to send me an email?
    //Christiane Falke//
    editor@aufashionbloggers.com

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  8. beautifull necklaces, I like it! I saw this trailer and I want to go for this movie!

    xoxo
    http://mikalafashion.blogspot.com/

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  9. I always felt that way about creative writing classes. Good that you came to the decision early in the year, before suffering through a semester of it. And yep, love the jewellery.

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  10. I'm glad you got it all sorted and that you're much happier now :) There's no point in sticking with something if you're not enjoying it :)

    L x
    Half Dressed

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  11. Wow, that golden snitch necklace is incredible...
    Fingers crossed for that test...hope you'll find the career that is just perfect for you.

    ♥ E.

    http://thehearabouts.blogspot.com/

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  12. First off, because I can't wait until the end of this comment, the HP jewelry made my day about a thousand times better. Just magnificent.

    Second, I think being pathless, as it were, is a good thing. Definitely better than forcing yourself to continue on with something that is just not for you. I know what you mean about creativity being a hobby sort of thing. I've felt the same way while investigating photography. I hate the deadlines and pressure. Not so much if it were photojournalism but the creative photography, I feel, should have no limits. That's the problem with education in the "arts." They have to remain completely academic and push the necessity of getting things done. It kind of takes the fun out, right?

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  13. Wow, a golden snitch necklace! I don't think I'll be able to catch it but really want one ;)

    I'm a new reader of your blog but really like it!!

    Good luck for your career, hope you'll find your way.

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  14. Cute outfits! Hi from Victoria

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  15. just amazing!! love them all=)
    have a look at
    www.modemuffins.blogspot.com
    XX

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  16. Being an ED4 in interior design I think you made a good choice by leaving. Environmental Design is too expensive to not be fully committed. Good luck in all your endeavors :)

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